Travel Tips - Penn State Hershey Project Health

Travel Tips - Penn State Hershey Project Health

It's that time of year again when some of us need to travel to see our family over the holidays. No matter where you go this holiday, here are some tips that you should consider when preparing for that festive trip. When you are traveling abroad, especially to countries in the developing world, you first need to think about vaccinations. For example, the hepatitis A vaccine is something you should look for, especially early on. Second thing you should think about are the kinds of foods you should eat. For example, raw fruits or salads could transmit germs that could cause traveler's diarrhea and ruin your trip. We often recommend in addition that you drink just bottled water. Remember to keep your medications in their original bottles. Plus if you have needles, a doctor's note is a good thing to have.